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Dec
28
comment Is honey in hot green tea unsafe?
Could you provide references to your claim?
Oct
27
comment Problems in optimisation with applications to biology?
Optimization is ubiquitous in all sciences and engineering, and biology is no exception. Many statistical models in neuroscience require optimization for example (my area).
Oct
21
comment What is the role of the tissue surrounding neurons in decision making and taking control of impulses?
I hope you aren't confusing "impulse" with action potential (sometimes called nerve impulse).
Oct
13
comment Bootstrap question
where is this slide from? Could you give us some references? Bootstrapping can be used in many contexts as @Remi.b pointed out.
Oct
11
comment What cures pineapple burns?
The title of the question and the content doesn't match. Ask one focused question for a quality answer.
Sep
21
comment How does a neuron change as you learn?
Do you have references for your second claim?
Jul
8
comment Random small after-images of things not really there
Is it always at the same spot? Is it only on one eye? Does it drift? It is not really an after-image since there wasn't an image in the first place to cause it...I guess it just resembles an after-image effect.
Jul
8
comment How to make a fake auditory signal?
@AliceD correct! thanks for pointing it out. Fixed.
Jul
6
comment Critical discussion: Gene expression and systems biology allows us to understand the control of complex traits
what's eQTL? Expression quantitative trait loci?
Jun
24
comment Quantifying temporal-spatial data
Per last comment by @A.Birdman, I agree that this is off-topic from bio.SE.
Jun
24
comment Quantifying temporal-spatial data
@A.Birdman I see. This has nothing to do with grid cells (in the entorhinal cortex), their firing (action potentials), and time to first spike neural code. I completely misunderstood your question as a neuroscience one!!!!!
Jun
21
comment Undistorting peripheral vision
I wouldn't say it is "impossible". There might be creative solutions...?
Jun
20
comment Quantifying temporal-spatial data
I don't understand the question. Can you precisely define TSF? Do you have any references for this matter? I am familiar with grid cells in general, but never seen in this context. Also, I do not think this is off-topic. At cross-validated.SE, they won't understand the question any better than us...Bio-related statistics is on-topic in my opinion.
Jun
18
comment How was the cama's life expectancy computed?
probably just an educated guess...
Jun
14
comment Criteria for compound action potential thresholds
Yes, it's eventually statistical.
Jun
6
comment Why does the human brain not overfit when training at some task?
any answer at this point would be a speculation...be prepared to be disappointed!
May
31
comment Hypothetically, what is the smallest functional form of human?
Great answer. But only 200 cell types? I think that's a vast underestimation...
May
15
comment What is the difference between a mechanistic and a statistical predictive model?
@PaulBarr I can't write MWE for those, since mechanistic models are usually complex...also I don't have the time. Sorry.
May
15
comment What is the difference between a mechanistic and a statistical predictive model?
@PaulBarr Usually, you can simulate the mechanistic model, but often difficult to fit its parameters from data. To build the mechanistic model, it is often necessary to make assumptions about the dynamics and parameters which are not strongly supported by data.
May
15
comment What is the difference between a mechanistic and a statistical predictive model?
@PaulBarr I think you are missing the point. If you had the appropriate data, you can always use statistics to answer the how question. Mechanistic models sometimes don't have that luxury, and are pieced together from partial knowledge from here and there. Statistical modeling exploits the observed variables, in my example, those would be only the drug administration and the heart rate.